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Conjuring Macie (an exercise)

In fiction you are supposed to make stuff up, I heard, and mix it real careful with stuff that happened and have a big disclaimer at the beginning about how none of this can be construed to resemble the life of any person living or dead except by coincidence, and as long as you change the names you can get by with it.  Which works fine except in my case I want to tell a fiction about my grandma Macie and the names are part of it, you see.  

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Where two or more are gathered

to write together, a cone of concentration
descends over us, colored pens scrawl across
a pristine page. One woman’s tiny script
flows red inside a small book with a rainbowed
edge. Another bends toward her drawings
and zentangles scattered among hand-bound
blank sheets.

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